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run-in

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a brief clash between enemies or rivals
  • the rival gangs had a bit of a run-in last night

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run in

verb

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1 to make a brief visit
  • I just thought I'd run in and pick up my package

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2 to take or keep under one's control by authority of law
  • if we catch you shoplifting again, we're going to run you in

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“Run-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/run-in. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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